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LG’s new mid-range phone looks like a mini G6

by Brandon Russell | July 11, 2017July 11, 2017 1:30 pm PDT

It’s not quite the G6 Mini, but it’s pretty close. LG this week announced the Q6 series, a mid-range handset that features a similar 18:9 display we saw introduced with the G6.

Featuring a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2160 x 1080, the Q6 is a clear step down from the G6 in terms of specs. However, the edge-to-edge display and svelte design make the Q6 a pretty enticing mid-range option.

The Q6 will come in three flavors: The Q6 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage; the Q6 Plus with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage; and the Q6a, which sports 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

All three models will feature the same design, 13-megapixel camera, Android 7.1.1, 3,000mAh battery, Google Assistant, and Snapdragon 435 processor.

“The LG G6 is a blend of premium features, great performance and attractive pricing, a combination that is extremely important to us as we look at the way consumers are using smartphones around the world,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

Although the Q6 takes plenty of inspiration from the G6, the device cuts out some of the flagship’s biggest features, such as the dual-camera setup and rear-facing fingerprint sensor.

To mitigate the fingerprint sensor’s absence, the device features LG’s proprietary Face Recognition feature, which allows “owners of to unlock the Q6 faster and with less hassle than other facial recognition technologies currently available.”

LG hasn’t announced how much the Q6 will cost. However, the company did say the device will be available in Asia beginning next month, with a release in Europe, Latin America, and North America to follow.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...